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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
such as the president's healthcare reform act, which i happen to like and think is constitutional, but chief justice roberts who whose vote says its constitutional. >> it was to be decided by the people and we just had an election about that. >> eliot: that is the difference between the presidential process, either with the congress or executive and the judiciary which has to make sure what we do is within these boundaries. let's take something like affirmative action and put it in that context. what is the constitutional issue when it comes to affirmative action. >> the tricky question is what those words equal protection really mean. do they surely prohibit the kind of apartheid policies that were condemned in brown versus board of education. those policies were designed to really stigmatize and put down to treat a second class of the blacks who had before that experienced generations of slavery and subordination. the same thing if they are used to up a racially outcome by bringing folks who have been previously excluded historically from the table, and bringing them to the tabl
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
there is anything on healthcare, it's gotta be about reforming it, bringing the costs down, not cutting benefits. >> eliot: let's drill down a couple of pieces of this. what do you think the underlying ratio should be between cost cutting and revenue generation. last summer it was 10 to 1 in terms of cutting costs to revenue. thankfully the deal didn't get done. should it be one-to-one? where would you like to see this happen? >> you know, i actually don't know that number because i think the question is i think we need about a trillion and a half from revenues and the revenues have to come, as i mentioned the way president obama was campaigning. and then the pentagon's gotta make a contribution and we've already cut a trillion and a half dollars on domestic discretionary. we'll have to cut more to get a deal. but with the ratio is, i haven't been that close to what the numbers are. >> eliot: one of the issues lurking out there is the debt ceiling and it seems necessary to me to include as part of this grand bargain if one is ever struck, an agreement there will not be another n
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Nov 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> eliot: welcome back. i'm joined by professor reich of u.c. berkeley, former labor secretary under president clinton and author of "beyond outrage." we're going to talk fiscal cliff in a minute. before we get there this hp thing has me going nuts! it is wall street at its worst. they paid $11 billion then realized it is only worth a bit over $2 billion. you have every major law firm, accounting firm, investment bank involved. are they that blind and dumb still? can you make sense out of this? >> eliot not only can i not make sense of it but one thing does stand out. you've got goldman sachs you've got citigroup kpmg, deloitte, every major law firm, what are they getting paid for? and they're not getting paid a small amount of money. they're getting paid a large amount of money to check out this autonomy. this particular
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
, the president was overrun with economic issues and healthcare. climate change is one where many people are saying mr. president it is time to stand up and lead. do you think he will do so? >> yes. i think we allowed it to be framed whether it was the carbon tax discussion, whether it was anything dealing with the public land. allowed it to be framed that this is hurting the economy. well, it's not. it is an economic issue. but dealing with the question of climate change which i think is the most bipartisan and the biggest elephant in the political room for this generation and future generations, i think it is a great legacy issue. and i think it needs to be confronted. and alternative energy, renewables, all of those a part of the package but as a political issue climate change can't be ignored. and the president -- i think president obama has an opportunity here to begin -- not only a discussion but begin some administrative action, independent of congress to begin to deal with climate change as the issue for the future as opposed to ignoring it and pretending it's not there. >
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Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. >> eliot: though we may not feel the earth warming on a chili november night like this, the consequences of climate change are real and on dis display in communities along the east coast that continue to grapple with the wreckage wrought by super storm sandy damage likely made worse by rising sea levels as a result of melting arctic ice. "chasing ice" chronicles legendary nature photographer james bay-log's mission to document the shrinking ice we watch glaciers disappear in the arctic. jeff orlowski directed the award winning documentary "chasing ice," and he joins me now. thank you for joining me, jeff. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: what does this add to the inconvenient truth that gripped us years ago. >> when we started the project we weren't planning on the movie. we fell into it haphazardly
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